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Gold Coast

noun
1.
a former British territory in W Africa; now a part of Ghana.
2.
a wealthy residential area along a shore, as in Florida between Miami and Palm Beach or in Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan.
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  • To make sure, we might leave him behind when we reach the Gold Coast.

    Ralph Granger's Fortunes William Perry Brown
  • A commercial shell of value on the Gold Coast of Africa and below it.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • In 1892 the Gold Coast government was financially in a flourishing condition.

    West African studies Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  • Many of the churches on the Gold Coast have attained to a position of self-support.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • There is a curious belief among the natives of the entire Gold Coast, and Ashantee as well.

  • Humaduya of the Gold Coast would not have gone down at any price in the States.

    Through Arctic Lapland Cutcliffe Hyne
  • I saw him six months later, in the principal town on the Gold Coast, engaged in his professional avocation.

    Through Arctic Lapland Cutcliffe Hyne
  • The splendor of an African funeral, on the Gold Coast, is unparalleled.

  • I haven't changed so much as you may think, and the Gold Coast isn't exactly the centre of civilisation.

    A Millionaire of Yesterday E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for Gold Coast

Gold Coast

noun
1.
the former name (until 1957) of Ghana
2.
a line of resort towns and beaches in E Australia, extending for over 30 km (20 miles) along the SE coast of Queensland and the NE coast of New South Wales
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